What's in Season in January

By Julie Wuellner
Updated on 03. Mar. 2021

It might be the middle of winter, but that doesn't mean that there are not plenty of delicious fruits and vegetables in season in January. Depending on where you are in the US you can find everything from brussels sprout and parsnips to pears and oranges in season. Keep reading for EAT SMARTER's full list of what's in season in January across the US.

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What’s in season in January? To help you keep track of all the delicious options, we’ll show you everything that’s in season in January here in the US. Since seasonality varies slightly from state to state, we did our best to list the fruits, veggies & herbs that are in season in most states during this time. We are also linking to lots of great recipes that you can make with each of the ingredients. 

If you’d like to learn more about the various fruits and vegetables, you can simply follow the links below to our ingredient articles where we’ve put together a comprehensive overview of health benefits, nutritional info, history, and uses for each ingredient. We’ve also put together infographics to highlight each ingredient’s benefits and drawbacks.


Bok Choy: This delicious Asian vegetable has become increasingly more popular in the United States in recent years for good reason - it is full of nutritious ingredients like vitamins A and C, folic acid, and chlorophyll. Bok choy can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways: stir fry it, add it to dumplings, or even mix it in with your favorite soup or ramen recipe! No matter how you enjoy it, bok choy is easily digestible and promotes healthy cells - and who doesn’t want that?  → all about bok choy.

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Cabbage: Whether you’re enjoying it as a side dish or as the main course, cabbage is a delicious vegetable that can aid in digestion and also protect you from ulcers. Regardless of if you’re eating cabbage soup or trying it in a curry, this vegetable’s high fiber content is sure to keep you feeling full for a long time. Cabbage is filled with bioflavonoids, chlorophyll, indoles, and phenols to protect your cells and can help keep the skin looking young.  → all about cabbage.

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Cress: Tasty and versatile, garden cress is a favorite for many. While it might be small (aka a micro-green) it packs quite a nutritional punch. It’s a great source of vitamins, is heart-healthy, supports a healthy thyroid, and is even said to be especially good for breastfeeding mothers. Try sprinkling it over sandwiches, salads, soups, or scrambled eggs. → all about cress.

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Mache Lettuce: Mache lettuce aka. lamb's lettuce is one of the most popular in the US for good reasons. Not only is it incredibly versatile and delicious, but it’s also packed with powerful nutrients that can help support skin, eye health, and even blood formation. It has a strong, peppery flavor that goes well in salads, especially when paired with a balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. → all about mache lettuce.

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Napa Cabbage: Napa cabbage is the perfect vegetable, even for picky eaters or those with sensitive stomachs. Enjoying this vegetable will help give your immune system a boost, promote healthy skin, and protect your stomach and intestines from ulcers! Napa cabbage is delicious and can be prepared in a variety of ways: in an Asian chicken salad, in kimchi, or in a spring roll! → all about napa cabbage.

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Savoy Cabbage: Ever wondered how savoy cabbage gets its deep green color? This vegetable is rich in chlorophyll, which promotes healthy blood flow, gives an extra boost of magnesium, and supports wound healing. What’s more, savoy cabbage is also full of glucosinolates, which can help your body prevent cancer. Try this nutritious veggie in a soup, a cabbage roll, or even in a casserole as a healthy addition to any meal.  → all about savoy cabbage.

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